Most cat lovers and owners are familiar with the way their felines curl up in dark areas. They like to take their afternoon siestas in any tiny nook, cranny or crevice.
Other cats like to have their “me’ time far from their human family and often look for a private spot to do some grooming.
Anyway, letting people pet and love them could be pretty tiring.
In addition, indoor cats may like to venture the outdoors on some occasions.
However, they need to be enclosed so that kitties can let their paws feel the grass without running away or leaping over the fence.
Definition of Cat Tent
This type of tent is designed for cats. This allows them to curl up while sleeping, hide from everyone else or go outdoors without escaping.
As earlier mentioned, a cat tent can be useful especially when a feline is continuously seeking for some privacy.
The products that are designed for outdoor use are made of lightweight material such as mesh to allow the passage of light and air.
Some of them come with mesh bottoms while others have solid bottoms.
In addition, there are waterproof and heated cat tents that serve as semi-permanent shelters that accommodate stray/outdoor cats.
Moreover, indoor types are usually made of soft materials like plush or nylon. Most often, kitty loves to snooze in such soft, cushiony fabrics.
Ideal Tents for Cats
Aside from deciding on a cat tent that meets its purpose, the most ideal ones should conform to the guidelines that follow:
- The tent should be spacious enough to fit in the number of cats that will occupy it.
- It should be made of material that resists scratches and bites. It is easy for a rough kitten that has sharp nails or front claws, to tear a tent that is made of soft or thin material.
- Depending on where it will be used, the tent should be designed either for indoors or outdoors.
- It should be durable if intended for outdoor use to prevent it from collapsing, whether its occupant will play or relax.
Indoor Cat Tents
The ones that are used indoors do not need to withstand weather.
More often than not, they are more stylish than outdoor cat tents.
Besides being cute and decorative, they are usually smaller in size than mesh tents.
Outdoor Cat Tents
Those that are meant to be used outside are ideal for allowing house kitties to enjoy nature without needing a leash or worrying that they will escape.
Cats are determined to leap a fence or a tree no matter how high it may be. Cat tents that are designed for the outdoors are typically roomy to enable one or more cats to move about. They are made with a thin fabric like mesh to give ventilation and light.
There are specially designed cat tents for permanent use outdoors that are heated, waterproof or even both.